The city's most recent homicide victim had moved to Omaha only six months before she was shot in her home.
Stephanie Mason-Brown, 38, was buried Friday in Arizona by family members who are struggling to understand her violent death.
"It's unfair," said Mason-Brown's mother, Suseaah Mason.
Omaha police said Mason-Brown was shot about 10 p.m. July 21 at her home near Florence Boulevard and Sprague Street. She was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where she died.
Police have not released any further information on her death.
Mason-Brown's brother, Robert Mason, posted on Facebook that his sister was shot in the back while trying to protect her dog from home invaders. Omaha police have not confirmed those details of her death.
The woman's Rottweiler, Storm, also was shot that night but survived.
Mason-Brown grew up in Phoenix and graduated from South Mountain High School.
Her mother described her as outgoing and friendly, and said she brought joy to people's lives.